Someone wise once said – If you want to go far, start early. Alright fine! We just made that up but as far as our makeup wisdom is concerned, we swear by what we just said. If you want to ace perfect, flawless makeup start ahead, much before you even get to your makeup.

Here are 6 simple steps to prep your skin for runway-worthy makeup…
 

Step 1 – Cleanse and clean

Cleanse and clean

As obvious as it may sound, you need to clean your face thoroughly before applying any makeup. We suggest you use the Pond’s Pure White Anti-Pollution Face Wash which reduces blemishes and leaves your skin radiant and flawless. So, lather it up, massage it across your face and then rinse thoroughly.

 

Step 2 – Exfoliate away

Exfoliate away

You can skip this step if you are going for light makeup but if you are planning to go all out with your makeup then make sure you exfoliate your face well. Exfoliate your face with a trusted product like the St. Ives Fresh Face Apricot Scrub which will use the goodness of apricot and walnuts to nourish, soothe and protect your skin while it also removes the dead skin cells.

 

Step 3 – Tone it

Tone it

Most of us are guilty of skipping this step, but it is important to use a toner to remove any remaining impurities, seal your pores and to hydrate your skin. We suggest you turn to the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner as it contains the goodness of hazel and lavender extracts. The product is also alcohol-free and acts as an astringent.

 

Step 4 – So Serum

So Serum

Serums are a magic potion for skin. Using a serum before applying a moisturizer will infuse additional rich vitamins and minerals into your skin. We suggest you go for the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum which is a potent formula enriched with mineral-laden glacial water which will leave your skin glowing and hydrated.

 

Step 5 – Gel crème moisturisation

Gel crème moisturisation

Make sure your pre-makeup moisturiser doesn’t make your skin greasy so it can serve as the perfect base for makeup. This is precisely why the beauty world has been blessed with gel-based moisturisers like the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème. It’s lightweight gel formula hydrates the skin deeply without making it feel loaded with oil and allows your makeup to set well.

 

Step 6 – Primer please

Primer please

Lastly, use a primer before you apply makeup as it will control the oil quotient on your skin and will allow the makeup to look better and stay on for longer. We suggest you opt for the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer as it has the most gorgeous blush toned formula that gives you a beautiful matte finish. Plus, it is waterproof which makes it a must have in your makeup stash!